Boaz opens a DIY business in the old Drive-In building in Blandford

Christa Boaz stands in front of her business The Honey Do Service. | Photo by Ryan Richardson

Christa Boaz has big plans for The Honey Do Service, a home renovation and repair company. She opened the business this week in the old Blandford Drive-In on Breckenridge Street.

Boaz grew up in Owensboro, but 3 years ago bought a house in the Smoky Mountains because she decided she wanted to live there. She found a job as an office manager for The Honey Do Service location in Sevierville, Tennessee.

“I got a little homesick and decided I wanted to come back,” Boaz said. “I thought this business was booming and there was a need.”

So she spoke with her fiancé and they contacted Brad Fluke, CEO of the company, and he came to Owensboro. Boaz said Fluke has been here twice and loves it, adding that he said it was the best choice for the next location.

Boaz said it was somewhat difficult to find a building. She didn’t want to go to KY 54, and while looking for a place elsewhere, she kept coming across the empty building at 2125 Breckenridge Street that once housed Blandford.

She said they finally figured out who the space belonged to and although he was hesitant to rent the building at first, he agreed once Boaz said she had signed a 10-year contract with the company. business and was ready to sign a 5-year lease. with an option to buy or redo the contract at the end of this term.

Boaz said the response has already been great. They started taking quote requests on Tuesday and already have a bathroom renovation planned. They also held an open house on Thursday, and Boaz estimated that around 100 people showed up.

She said her company can handle just about any home project.

“We offer everything from simple picture hanging on the wall to full renovations,” she said. “No job is too small, no job is too big. We do everything from electrical and plumbing to drywall, painting and concrete.”

Boaz said his staff were called skilled master craftsmen. She said to be hired they must have at least 5 years experience as a handyman and have their own tools. Boaz said she employs a mix of skilled and certified workers, with some more specialized in certain areas such as plumbing or electrical.

Boaz said she currently has four people on staff, but is looking for more. She said she would continue to hire more as the business grows.

The business will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be closed on weekends.

Anyone wanting an estimate can call 270-478-1089, visit the building at 2125 Breckenridge Street, or go to honeydoservice.com.

Boaz is confident that the business will be valuable to the community and will continue to grow.

“We are here in Owensboro to stay,” she said. “We’re going to be the number one handyman renovator in Owensboro.”